James W. Davis papers, 1928-1979 [manuscript].


Davis, James W. (James White), 1906-1995. James W. Davis papers, 1928-1979 [manuscript].

James W. Davis papers, 1928-1979 [manuscript].

Materials related to James W. Davis's service during World War II include confidential war reports and photographs of the Raton. After the war, Davis commanded the Polana; served as a personnel officer at the U.S. Naval Center at San Diego, Calif.; and commanded the submarine tender Sperry and Submarine Squadron 4 at Key West, Fla. Photographs depict personnel, vessels, and President Harry S. Truman's visit to Key West. Materials related to the Saint Paul include photographs and yearbooks. Also includes photographs of Cardinal Francis Spellman during his visit to the 7th Fleet while Davis was Chief of Staff; photographs and other materials concerning the NATO Defense College at Paris, France; photographs of various vessels; and photographs of Hordu Helgason at Norfolk, Va., during Davis's term as deputy chief of staff of the Supreme Allied Commander. Materials from Davis's term at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, include a brief history of United States involvement at Guantanamo and photographs. Administrative records include Davis's military correspondence and military personnel records. Correspondence from Davis's retirement reflects his transition from military to civilian life and his business affairs. Also includes information and letters on topics that interested Davis, including the industrial development of Cape Lookout, N.C., and North Carolina's marine resources.

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